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1971-It was not released as a single in the UK until 1975 when it reached Number 6. After Lennon’s assassination in 1980 the song peaked at Number 1 and in 1999 when re-released it reached Number 3.
Best Bit-At 0.40.Lennon’s wish is for everyone to live together in peace, to break free of the superstitions that control our thought process, to live for today, and not to prepare for something that there is no proof exists, that you may be rewarded with tomorrow. He also tells us to not hoard things, but share them out equally.The only problem with this is that human beings will always find something to fight about, if everyone was the same, then the person wearing red shoes would start an argument with the person wearing blue shoes.
John Lennon (see also best songs 927-599-473-456-319-238-218-168-141 and 80) took the sole songwriter credit, but later stated that his wife Yoko Ono should have been credited as well as he got the initial idea for the lyrics from her 1964 book ‘Grapefruit’ which includes lines such as ‘Imagine the sky crying,’ and Imagine you’re a cloud,’ in 2017 Ono’s name was added to the songs writing credits.
‘Imagine’ was produced by Phil Spector (see also best songs 782-737-192 and 127) as was it’s parent Album of the same name. Lennon wrote the song on a brown Steinway upright piano, in 2000 George Michael paid over $2 million for the piano and placed it in the Beatles museum in Liverpool.
‘Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too.’
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